Over 600 people will go through the Holy Ghost Academy gymnasium in Tupper Lake Oct. 15, sampling a variety of hand-crafted goods as part of the seventh annual Harvest Craft Fair.
“All of the items and displays have to be handcrafted,” Linda Perrigo said. “We get over 600 people coming in each year.”
Perrigo said that the event has continued to evolve and expand over the past seven years.
“The first year it was held at the library, and it has been held in the Holy Ghost Academy gymnasium ever since,” Perrigo said. “Last year, we filled the entire gym, the lobby and we had vendor lined up down the hallways.”
The net proceeds from this year’s event will be donated to the activities department at Mercy Living Center. There is no admission fee.
“Every year, we try to select someone or some organization in the community to give the proceeds to,” Perrigo said. “We have donated to the food pantry, the pet shelter, the senior citizen center, and to Big Tupper.”
There will be over 45 tables of crafts and homemade baked goods representing a wide variety of hand-crafted products, including furniture, candles, cosmetics, bowls, toys and other items.
Lunch will be available, and door prizes will be drawn each hour.